UP Board Class XII Intermediate Results 2010 Online

Check Uttar Pradesh (UP) government Intermediate Class XII results for 2010 online.

After a host of yesterday, today another government is set to announce their results. Later today, the Uttar Pradesh government will announce the results for the Class XII exams held in 2010.

UP Board will announce the results of the Intermediate Class XII results for the students who appeared in 2010 on May 27, 2010 at 12PM. Students who appeared for the 12th Standard UP board exams will be able to check their results online after 12PM.

If you are a student who appeared for the Class XII UP board exams, you can check your results online at http://upresults.nic.in/. Please ensure that you have your exam roll number handy in order to check the results.

We wish all the students of the UP Board Intermediate Class XII exams best of luck for their results.

New Ubuntu Website Goes Live

If you remember, when Canonical announced the new Ubuntu branding they also revealed a new design for the Ubuntu website (www.ubuntu.com). Today the new design finally went live.

The new website uses the new Ubuntu logo and has a new color scheme. Here is a screenshot:
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You can see the website for yourself at www.ubuntu.com.

What do you think about the new design? Leave your thoughts.

Facebook News Feed Now Available In Yahoo Mail

The Yahoo team has been integrating with for sometime now, with the availability of Facebook contacts in Yahoo and more. To take the integration a step further, the Yahoo Mail team announced the integration of Facebook feed in Yahoo Mail.

Facebook Feed in Yahoo Mail

Facebook Feed will be available as part of your contact updates and can be viewed whenever you login to your Yahoo Mail account. Facebook activity from your friends will now appear in your Updates section, alongside your friends’ activity on Yahoo!, Twitter, Flickr and so on.

In addition to being able to view Facebook updates, users will also be able to comment or like a news feed item without having to leave Yahoo Mail, those comments will also be reflected on Facebook.

To view Facebook Feed in your Yahoo Mail account, you will need to link your Facebook account to Yahoo, instructions for the same can be found on this page. For more information and details visit the Yahoo Mail Blog.

YouTube Streaming Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Live

A few days ago, Google had released some imagery to track the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill through Google Earth. Now another Google product is allowing users to track the Gulf of Mexico spill through a live streaming video.

Gulf of Mexico Live Oil Spill

Right now, if you visit the PBS NEWSHOUR site on YouTube, you will be able to see a live video of the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill as it happens.

One thing I can say is that the oil is definitely spilling out at a very fast rate. Hopefully, the new tactics to be employed will once and for all shut down the spill.

Webby Wednesday: Know the Technology Used by Websites, Create Email Aliases and Know What Your Facebook Friends are Liking

Welcome to Webby Wednesdays – a brief compilation of some web services which we found useful during the course of this week.

W3TechSites – Know the Technology used behind a Website

If you are a blogger or a webmaster, you would like to know the software and technologies used in various websites and forums. Normally, we look into the source code to find the name of the software used – whether it be WordPress, Joomla or may be Phpbb for forums.

However, there is an easy solution – just head over to W3techsites and enter the URL of any website, blog or forum. You will see a detailed report on the various technologies used by the website.

TempAlias – Create an Alias of your Email Address

Getting too much junk emails from spam sites? Why not create an alias of your email address and use this alias to perform temporary sign ups at download pages, forums or in sites where you will never visit again.

An email alias works just like a URL shortening service. You create a “masked” version of your real email address and use this masked version for temporary sign ups.

This is not a fake email address- any email sent to your email alias actually lands in your real email inbox.

To create an alias of your email address, head straight to Tempalias.com and enter your real email address in the text box. Hit “Generate Alias” and it’s done, you have your email alias up and ready to be used.

You can also set an expiry date on the alias or set an upper limit on the number of email addresses received. After this limit, your email alias will stop working.

Likebutton.me – Find What your Facebook Friends are Liking

If you have a lot of friends at Facebook, it becomes really difficult and time consuming to keep an eye on the never ending pool of updates. Some of your friend “likes” a story and an update is thrown in your wall.

If you want a daily digest of Facebook “likes” of your friends, Likebutton.me might help. The site aggregates all the stuff liked by your Facebook friends on different sites like YouTube, CNN, blogs, News sources, forums and other popular sources on the web.

It’s a nice way to know what pages your friends are reading, what videos they are watching and you can use the categories from the sidebar to narrow your searches to a particular topic.

On each Wednesday, we will come up with a brief roundup of new web tools which provide value and add something extra to your daily technology. Stay tuned!

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Hits The Stores

 X10 Mini has now officially hit the stores. The device is now available for purchase in worldwide stores.

X10 Mini is a smaller version of Xperia X10 and does not have all the features of its bigger cousin. However, it is one of the smallest device till date. You can check the specifications of X10 Mini or watch hands-on pictures and video of X10 mini from our earlier posts.

You can also watch the video of the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini in the post below.

Do you think that you would purchase the X10 considering its price? Or would instead think to purchase the Xperia X10 instead (read: Xperia X10 Hands-on Review)

Adobe Reader Now On Android, Simply Scares Users Towards Other Alternatives

The Adobe Reader has been released for Android and is available at Android market officially. Although, the release of this app went un-noticed and has not gained popularity due to Google IO conference, it has already been downloaded for over 250,000 times now and that number is on a rise.

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The Adobe Reader app is in version 0.9.0.0 and has serious lack of features.  To start with, it has no search to look up a word or text. It has no bookmark feature to quick access and bookmark pages for later reading. It has no usable feature of a document reader. The only thing it has, is great looks and a good User Interface (UI).

The app fetches the next four pages in advance and this can help in scrolling. Though, some argue that if we want to jump to a page (far away), re-loading the next four pages from this new page takes some time and this makes the app a resource hog. However, it works nicely if you are a slow reader.

The app also supports multi-touch actions like pinch-zoom. Again, here the rendering is extremely slow and once you start moving out of zoom, the rendering takes some time giving ugly blocks on the screen in that process.

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Other options include an open file dialog and switching to text mode which shows the document as text.

Verdict

This is the first version of this product and it is too hard to judge the product from this. The guys at Adobe are clearly confused and they need more time to figure out what basic features a PDF app must contain. I would install this software for its UI and on the hope that a better next version is coming soon. Though, using it something I would not do or recommend at all.

Rating: 2/5

Pakistan Lifts YouTube Ban Partially

Last week the Pakistan government had banned YouTube because of its "growing sacrilegious content". However, according to new reports from Associated Press, the government has now decided to lift the ban on , albeit, partially.

The Pakistan government will continue to block videos which are offensive to Muslims, while allow other YouTube video to continue being viewed.

According to AP, the government seemed to move in that direction Wednesday by deciding it would restore access to YouTube but continue to block videos "displaying profane or sacrilegious material," said Najibullah Malik, the secretary at Pakistan’s information technology ministry.

However, there was no news on when the Government would lift the ban on , which was the root cause of the ban due to controversial caricatures of Prophet Mohammad. There were also reports that Twitter was banned in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s neighbor India also reportedly banned the "Everybody draw Mohammed Day" Facebook page. There were reports that the ban on Facebook and maybe may remain in effect till May 31st, however, there are no concrete reports to prove that claim yet.

Are you able to access YouTube or Twitter is Pakistan now, or is it still blocked?

Fedora 13 Goddard Released

Regardless of the few hiccups along the way, Fedora 13, codenamed Goddard, is finally released. This is a significant release both for Fedora and Linux users as a whole as this is probably the first (correct me if I am wrong) mainstream Linux distro to come with Btrfs support.

So whats new in Fedora 13? Here is a brief overview:

  • Simpler installation and device access – Anaconda, the Fedora installer, has a new user interface make handling storage devices and partitioning a lot easier. Once installed, Fedora automatically offers driver installation.
  • Accelerated 3D graphics using free drivers – A variety of Nvidia graphics cards can now be 3D enabled to support free software games and an enhanced desktop experience. Of course, the ATI and Intel video cards are still supported.
  • Virtualization enhancements – Fedora 13 adds support for stable PCI addresses, enabling virtual guests to retain PCI addresses’ space on a host machine and expanding opportunities for large-scale automation of virtualization.
  • Enhanced software development and debugging – Fedora 13 includes new support that allows developers working with mixed libraries (Python and C/C++) in Fedora to get more complete information when debugging with gdb.
  • Expanded Btrfs features – Btrfs has been added as an optional filesystem (not default) with filesystem snapshots capability.

You can view the full release note here.

All in all, this is a very interesting release both for Linux users everywhere as Fedora continues to bring bleeding-edge technology to average users.

You can download Fedora 13 here.

Facebook’s New Simplified Privacy Settings in a Nutshell

Over the past few weeks Facebook has been under fire from all corners for its sloppy privacy policies. Of course, this isn’t something new to Facebook. In the past Facebook has been slammed by privacy advocates for various missteps like the Beacon. The latest outburst was prompted by the introduction of Facebook Open Graph.

During a press event held at its headquarters, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new simplified privacy controls for Facebook. One of the troubles with Facebook has been that its granular privacy controls are too complicated for most users. Facebook is hoping that the new privacy controls will alleviate this issue.

Facebook-Privacy-Simplified-Controls

The announced privacy settings overhaul is quite significant. To begin with, you will now have access to a single control to change settings for all content and its visibility on the site. According to Zuckerberg, there will be less publicly available information and more privacy control for connections. You can once again keep your friend list as well as subscriptions private.

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Moreover, Facebook will now differentiate between “basic directory information” and other information included in your profile. The basic directory information will be public by default, so that other people can find you.

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Facebook is also making it easy to opt out of instant personalization. It will offer a single checkbox to prevent external sites from harvesting your private information. You can even opt out of the entire Facebook platform (applications and extensions).

While these new privacy controls will perhaps help in quelling the growing sentiment of discontent towards Facebook, the main cause for controversy still remains unaddressed. Instant Personalization is still enabled by default. In fact, almost all Facebook privacy controversies have been triggered due to its insistence on making new features opt-out rather than opt-in by default.

Unfortunately, this won’t be changing anytime soon. Zuckerberg indicated that he believes that Facebook’s privacy model is complete and ruled out any further substantial changes in the near future. The simplified privacy controls will be rolled out at facebook.com/privacy over the new few days.

Screenshots via TechCrunch and video via Robert Scoble

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